Green Tea - Spring 2016
Yunnan Style Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun ultra-tippy green tea with premium jasmine flowers. Spring harvest 2016 Pure Bud Bi Luo Chun steamed with Jasmine Flowers and then sealed together after drying. Incredibly balanced tea with just the perfect amount of jasmine flower taste and sweet umami green tea taste.
Our Imperial Grade Laoshan green tea is small leaf, tippy (but without silver hairs) and tightly rolled, but not compressed like a Tie Guan Yin. The varietal grown is Long Jing #43 and as such the tea from Laoshan shares it character.
Spring 2016 harvested tea from a high altitude organic plantation in the Wu Liang mountains this lovely 1 leaf and 1 bud green tea was hand-picked and processed by the same family for 3 generations! Nutty and thick vegetal taste with smooth and sweet (never dry) after-taste!
During the Qing Dynasty, the imperial Qing court considered Dragon Well to be the tea of choice for summer consumption. It is sweet at first but gradually coats the back of the mouth and throat with a very slight astringency and a pleasant bitterness.
The taste is classicly small leaf green tea with sweet and umami taste, the aroma is grass and pine, the feeling in the mouth is thick and pungent. Our offering is harvested in the middle of April a period after the freezing temperatures early spring have abated, before the rains when the weather is just beginning to warm up!
This tea is nutty with a fast huigan, but is a little more bitter and stimulating than Simao area green teas! My personal new favorite green tea! A good choice for a morning wake up brew or a brief departure from raw pu-erh!
This is a Zi Juan "Purple Beauty" varietal that was grown in Lancang county in the Jingmai mountainous area. First flush of spring tea leaves were used and processed into a green tea. This is the first ever Purple Beauty Green Tea we have offered.
The taste is classicly small leaf green tea with sweet and umami taste, the aroma is grass and pine, the feeling in the mouth is thick and pungent. Our offering is harvested in late March during a brief period after the freezing temperatures of early spring have abated (but before the rains) when the weather is just beginning to warm up!
After tasting Lu Shan Yun Wu (Lu Mountain Cloud Mist) from a tea chum's family farm in Zhejiang we just had to offer this tea to our customers. Lu Shan Cloud Mist Green Tea is well known tea throughout China and the world.
Mao Feng is picked as one leaf and one bud and is covered in downy hairs. The taste is more mild than the "Zhen Mei" with more floral and fruit notes. The after-taste and feeling is protracted and pleasant!
Zhenyuan a high altitude area of Simao produces this high quality delicate green tea. Picked twice a year in a 2 day period when the buds and leafs are young and small. The taste is light and fruity with slight nuttiness. An exquisite tea, fresh for spring season.
"Bao Hong" tea is from Yi Liang county of Yunnan. It's leaf is quite small and it carries a high level of aroma. The leaves are always picked when very small and fresh during a two hour window of time in the early morning of early March. Comparable in many aspects to a Dragon Well, but unique in its own right.
During the Qing Dynasty, the imperial Qing court considered Dragon Well to be the tea of choice for summer consumption. Has a very pronounced 'chestnut' aroma and taste that coats the mouth with that distinct 'Dragon Well' flavor and is slightly less bitter than lower grades.
During the Qing Dynasty, the imperial Qing court considered Dragon Well to be the tea of choice for summer consumption. The leaves and buds are extremely small and uniform and are light green in color. The soup produced is exceptionally soft & fragrant, and a very pleasant 'hui gan' lingers in the back of the mouth & throat well after drinking.
Pure buds picked in the earliest spring harvest. The buds are small and uniform in size and shape. The tea is processed much like white tea and is incredibly aromatic and fresh with hints of sugarcane and fruit, but with a thick vegetal sweetness that enlivens the mouth and throat.
This lovely tea is grown in Mengku County of Lincang in a village called "Dofu Zhai" (aka Tofu Village). It's a local varietal, a hybrid of pure Assamica and Change Ye Bai Hao. The tea was picked and processed between March 8th and 11th.
An exquisite pure bud tea made entirely from newly sprouted buds. This tea is picked twice yearly in spring and autumn for just a three day period during which the buds are consistent in length and appearance. The taste is malty with hints of fruit and cane sugar.
Mao Feng green tea is from Yunnan "large leaf" varietal tea tree. Unlike other green teas it is not rolled and the leaves and buds stay largely unbroken. The flavor is bold and nutty but if not over-brewed is smooth and satisfying. This is the highest grade Yunnan Mao Feng available!